Welcome to Year 1

We are the Superheroes!

Parents Information 

Parents are invited to come into class every Friday morning between 8:50am and 9:10am to read with your child. 

P.E. days are normally Monday and Thursday but please can P.E. kit be in school every day in case of a change. 

 New reading books will be given on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Spellings are tested and new words given out every Monday.

Please be encouraging your children to be independent at school and at home with sorting out their bags and dressing themselves. 

A copy of the 4+ to Year 1 transition powerpoint can be found here.

We love parent readers!

Important dates

Tuesday 17th January Year 1 Sports festival at Aylestone Leisure Centre.

 

Our current topic is Superheroes

 

Watch this space for more details!

 

Our second topic was Dinosaurs

We learnt all about different dinosaurs and what the planet might have been like when they were alive.

 

Our first exciting thing happened on Thursday when a mystery item appeared in our classroom over lunch. We had a great discussion about what it could be and had lots of different ideas. Dantae thought it was an egg from the giant golden chicken in Jack and the Beanstalk. Eli thought it was an egg with the Loch Ness Monster in. Hannah thought it could be a giant snail egg. Aisling thought it was a snake egg but luckily thought the snake would be friendly! A few of the children thought it might be a bird egg but couldn't agree on the type of bird and ideas went from falcon to parrot! Most of us (including Miss Cemery!) thought it was a dinosaur egg! We are waiting to see if anything happens. We will let you know as soon as we do!

Our First topic was Paws, Claws and Whiskers!

We learnt all about different animals. We thought about what different animals eat and learnt the scientific words 'carnivore', 'herbivore' and 'omnivore'.

We sang lots of animals songs, our favourite is 'Alice the Camel'. Ask your child to show you their beautiful singing.

On Tuesday 13th September we had some very special visitors thanks to Mrs Tebbut and Mrs Stevenson. We got to meet, talk about and touch Hagrid the bearded dragon, Shelly the tortoise and Blossom and Flower the guinea pigs. It was amazing to see the children so captivated by these animals. We loved seeing Hagrid have his dinner of locus but got a little scared when one escaped. We were fascinated to see him catch them so quickly and he ate all 18! We had a giggle at Shelly being more interested in eating the carpet than her lettuce leaf. Blossom and Flower were so soft and made funny noises. Enjoy looking at our photos - feel free to ask us questions about what we learnt!

 

 

We love golden time!

Phonics support for parents

Your child now has their green set 1 sounds book and yellow set 2 and 3 sounds book. Please use these at home to help secure your child's knowledge. Soon we will be sending home a folder with alien words in. These are nonsense words to ensure the children are secure with identifying and blending sounds together. Please keep all of these resources in their school bag so that we can add to them when necessary.

By clicking on the link below you will be taken to a video showing how to pronounce the sounds your child will be learning in school. This will help you to support your child's reading and writing.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/

  

Free games to play with your child to help practise blending and identifying real and 'nonsense' words.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/DragonsDen.html

  

A copy of the speed sounds chart we use in class can be found below.

Complex speed sounds chart.docx

   

Mathletics, Spellodrome and Reading Eggs

Please try and go on these sites with your child to support their in class learning. Their logins are in their home school link books (Mathletics and Spellodrome is the same user name and password).

Mathletics - http://uk.mathletics.com/

Spellodrome - http://uk.spellodrome.com/#/home

Reading Eggshttp://readingeggs.co.uk/